Oscar producers aim to cut out the boring parts
the need to shorten it. That’s like deciding to watch the Marathon, then decide they should shave a few miles off of it.
So, they want to speed things up? Here’s some ideas:
Have the presenters zip line to the stage.
After announcing the winners, get one of those tee-shirt guns to shoot the award to the winner in the audience.
Just tweet the list of winners.
Hey, just lose the commercials; I’m sure that’ll speed things up.
See, it isn’t the idea that it’s “too long” it’s a matter of it not being entertaining. But to the networks it’s the idea that that it’ll be too boring…meaning they don’t want to bog down the evening giving awards to foreign language directors, short subject winners and set designers. They want STARS! That’s why the Golden Globes and SAG awards are so popular, they don’t have to get mired with non-nonentities like make-up people or sound engineers.
Sorry, TV, you’ve already exiled enough people to your Oscar annex dinner. You want to honor the movies, then honor all the people that make them. Because if you get rid of the costume designers, what’s next, getting rid of the writers?